Clubs and schools that participate in competitions affiliated with NZ Football can now display the official draws and results on your own website using the Draws & Results: NZ Football (COMET) widget from the Sporty platform.
This is especially easy if you are using a website on the Sporty platform or for schools using the College Sports Portal solution from Sportsground. If your website is not built on the Sporty platform, you can still use Sporty to display your own draws & results and then simply embed this into your own website by using the iFrame method. Your website provider will be able to help you with this if you are unsure. Either way, the starting point is to display the COMET widget with your own settings on the Sporty platform.
To do this, login to the site that is reserved for every club and school in New Zealand through Sporty.co.nz. Go to a page where you'd like your draws & results to display and click ADD CONTENT, then select the Draws & Results: NZ Football (COMET) item from the list.
The widget modal will open to the Filters Menu. The sport of Football, and the 2018 season are pre-selected for you.
- Select your Federation.
- Select which grades you would like to display in the widget. All competitions assigned to those grades will then appear for selection.
- Select which competitions you would like to display in the widget.
You can customise the widget further to reduce the number of organisations available for the public to select from, or restrict the returned results to your organisation only by amending the Organisations filter. All organisations are selected by default. Use the 'Select all' checkbox to deselect all organisations. Then find your club/school within the list and tick the checkbox to turn it on. Please note: when you are selecting the Grades, Competition and Organisation there can be a short delay whilst the options are being populated.
The widget display is fully customisable. You can remove the filters from public display by checking the hide filter options next to each filter type. For example, if your widget displays a singular grade, this does not need to be displayed for user selection.
The Display Menu provides you with an option to choose how the returned fixture information should be displayed on your site.
Draws, Results and Standings
Choose to display draws, results and standings in one widget, or choose to only display one or two of these items. If you have selected a singular output, the draw will display with a full title bar, rather than as tabs, and the round number (if displayed) will be displayed in the same font colour as the title bar.
You can hide the title bar if you do not want this displayed. Hiding the title bar will mean that the rounds will not appear for selection. This would most likely be unchecked if you were displaying a singular tab (draws/results/standings), and you do not wish to give the public an option to filter or amend the displayed results. In the example below, the filters are also hidden.
Logos and Team Names
You can hide team logos or team names if you do not want these displayed. You can also decide what size the logos should be by selecting the Regular or Large option in the ‘Size’ section.
You can set the widget to display the round number instead of a date filter if you wish. If rounds are selected to be displayed, the date range filter will not appear for public view.
Time & Date and Venue
You can hide the fixture time and date if you do not want these displayed. This may be pertinent if your draw is only displaying results and you are displaying round numbers instead of a date range.
You can hide the points for, points against and points differential from displaying on the standings table. Note: These fields will only display on mobile view if “Team Name” is hidden.
You can choose to set a default height for the widget to ensure that your page remains visually balanced when you display a draws widget. Simply select the Pixel height for the widget, and users will be presented with an option to display “more” or “less” of the draw to display all fixtures when viewing on your site.
The Style Menu provides you with design elements that can be applied to your widget to change the look and feel of the returned fixture information on your site.
You can set the title bar colour which applies to the ‘Draws’, ‘Results’ and ‘Standings’ tabs. The filter options will inherit a ‘reversal’ of this colour, with the background colour being applied to the text in the filters.
By default, the widget automatically inherits your site wide font and font colour, with a fully transparent background. These can be amended to suit your design requirements.
If the location is set in COMET, the venue becomes clickable to show a Google map of the location.